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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,370
Posted By Snapper
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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-04-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,145
Posted By Snapper
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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-04-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,094
Posted By Snapper
Getting best tire milage. Pressure.

Mileage is so dependent on what, how, and where you ride. I ran 3-4 sets of PR2s and got ~3-5k, with the sides usually wearing out first (clicky...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 27,309
Posted By Snapper
Sawtooth & small stove ~9 lbs ...

Sawtooth & small stove ~9 lbs

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Forum: Equipment 05-18-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By Snapper
I use Frogg Toggs over my Vansons 2pc.

I use Frogg Toggs over my Vansons 2pc.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-28-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 22,313
Views: 4,406,375
Posted By Snapper
My stock '11 does that... sounds about the same...

My stock '11 does that... sounds about the same as my '06 Mini Cooper S. I like it - thought they were tuned to do it.
Forum: Photos 03-23-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7,696
Views: 2,674,508
Posted By Snapper
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Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,619
Posted By Snapper
That's a great saw... unlike most other hand...

That's a great saw... unlike most other hand chain saws, it has 3x the cutting teeth which results ~ half the time/effort for me.

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Forum: Americas 03-02-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,321
Posted By Snapper
Don't miss the Angel's Landing hike at Zion ...

Don't miss the Angel's Landing hike at Zion

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Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,142
Posted By Snapper
I have a flip-up Nolan with chin wind deflector...

I have a flip-up Nolan with chin wind deflector and use it with neoprene Original Foggy Face mask (velcros around the back of your head). As mentioned above, you really only need to block the...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 794
Posted By Snapper
I have the 1lb Kifau Woobie Express - one my...

I have the 1lb Kifau Woobie Express - one my favorite pieces of multi-purpose gear. I use it as a quilt in combination with a 1lb summer mummy bag for down to ~30F (can be used inside, outside, or...
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,069
Posted By Snapper
I've been riding winters for decades and have...

I've been riding winters for decades and have tried most everything - the three that I found worthwhile are the Pinlocks, Respro Foggy Mask, Fog-Tech fluid.

Since I wear eyeglasses, Pinlocks only...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,226
Posted By Snapper
Lightweight track sweatpants.

Lightweight track sweatpants.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 11-11-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,024
Posted By Snapper
Much slower... Forget about the gearing up thing...

Much slower... Forget about the gearing up thing - it's the long way around that always gets me :D
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,407
Posted By Snapper
I was gifted one.... Fine for a P&S but it...

I was gifted one.... Fine for a P&S but it sags/moves with DSLR... longer zoom lense which levers weight far from the attachment point? - forget it. It also packs relatively large, and I see is...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,246
Posted By Snapper
IMHO you want an electric jacket on the...

IMHO you want an electric jacket on the snug/tight side. You should only wear one thinish layer under it, like a turtleneck, to even out the heat and prevent hotspots - any thicker and you start...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,194
Posted By Snapper
I'd be concerned about the legality as well - it...

I'd be concerned about the legality as well - it would be a real bummer to be a thousand miles from home and then be ticketed and forced to unhitched due to a technicality. I think...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 11-05-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,223
Posted By Snapper
+1... I think this is the right analogy. It...

+1... I think this is the right analogy. It would be awesome for a while, particularly since we only know the dangerous side it now, but then over time, I think it becomes little more than a video...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 11-05-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,223
Posted By Snapper
^^ yeah.... I may be over-exaggerating a touch,...

^^ yeah.... I may be over-exaggerating a touch, but I'm pretty sure my riding would drop to a fraction of what it is now. :)



I don't dwell on the dangers and risks of riding, I don't seek...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 11-04-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,223
Posted By Snapper
Yes, 99% of the time, does that somehow make...

Yes, 99% of the time, does that somehow make riding safe and riskless for me? Not really, I ride faster/harder with ATGATT then NOGATT.

I'm not trying to portray myself as some yahoo that...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 11-03-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,223
Posted By Snapper
Would you still ride if you couldn't be killed.

I understand the question perfectly and preach the same myself. I'll buck the trend of the others here and say NO... I'd probably quit riding, and YES, the risk of death or injury is an inherent part...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By Snapper
Earbud Cords

I run my cord down the inside of my shirt where I plug into a cheap ~8" Radioshack extension cord that I leave permanently tied to my riding pants (leathers) belt loop. My radar detector and MP3...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,862
Posted By Snapper
I'll vouch for this - bought a set of Fieldsheer...

I'll vouch for this - bought a set of Fieldsheer perforated leathers (Airspeeds) @ less than half the price of the comparable Vansons. Went down in a low speed/low side and both the jacket and pants...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By Snapper
What he said.... unless you're getting falses...

What he said.... unless you're getting falses when you gun it with no other vehicles around.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-08-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,291
Posted By Snapper
I've hit a few, one instance requiring...

I've hit a few, one instance requiring comprehensive insurance... there was clear evidence of the deer strike in my damage (deer hair in my fairing) that made all the difference between the accident...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-08-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,839
Posted By Snapper
I was tagged on the highway with laser @~25 mph...

I was tagged on the highway with laser @~25 mph over in my car - exception courtesy got it dropped to a seatbelt ticket. Once my detector when off, I immediately (but safely) pulled over and drove...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,748
Posted By Snapper
I was fortunate enough to nab a pair of Hippos...

I was fortunate enough to nab a pair of Hippos last season after they announced closing, but still had inventory. These are over a Tiger's stock handguards.
...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-06-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,573
Posted By Snapper
How many miles have you ever put on your rear tire

One HUGE tire wear factor that people tend to overlook are the twisties, and yes, even for the center of the tire. If you like to ride constant twisties, especially at spirited paces, off throttle...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-05-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,573
Posted By Snapper
How many miles have you ever put on your rear tire

My Harley ripped up tires the fastest... low 3k / high of 5k on PR2s.

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Looking at ~9k on an Anakee3 rear with my T800, that's a...
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,904
Posted By Snapper
I like wearing long underwear and cap in my bag...

I like wearing long underwear and cap in my bag which keeps the bag cleaner and adds warmth... it's a little more versatile than a bag liner.

My favorite rig is using a Kifaru Woobie Express...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,951
Posted By Snapper
I find layering a light weight bag with a...

I find layering a light weight bag with a "Woobie" quilt/poncho to be ultra versatile covering ~25 F to 60 F quite comfortably - use the quilt inside or outside the bag, or quilt/bag alone depending...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-09-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22,313
Views: 4,406,375
Posted By Snapper
A huge factor for tire mileage is how much you...

A huge factor for tire mileage is how much you ride slab vs the mountain twisties. Constant velocity slab is much easier on tires than twisty riding which includes more engine braking leading into...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 08-29-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 22,313
Views: 4,406,375
Posted By Snapper
My friend bought THAT bike.... he now thinks some...

My friend bought THAT bike.... he now thinks some stuff on it is a bit messed up.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 08-23-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,623
Posted By Snapper
Hit a dear tonight

"clever girl" keeps replaying in my head through deer alleys

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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 08-22-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22,313
Views: 4,406,375
Posted By Snapper
Yeah that's messed up then, I'd try and get...

Yeah that's messed up then, I'd try and get Triumph's out of warranty support. Seems obvious that the vinyl used on one of those two tones is substandard/defective, sun or no sun. Bummer it...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 08-22-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22,313
Views: 4,406,375
Posted By Snapper
Have you owned this bike/seat from new, or was it...

Have you owned this bike/seat from new, or was it second hand? If new, was it a showroom model?

I've seen/heard of similar vinyl deterioration when products like Armorall have been used.... even...
Forum: Face Plant 08-22-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 15,830
Posted By Snapper
I used to have my bike serviced by a BMW master...

I used to have my bike serviced by a BMW master tech that eventually gave up wrenching and joined one of the insurance companies (I believe Progessive) as a motorcycle adjuster. Ran into him a...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,869
Posted By Snapper
Winter layers

I've been riding winters for decades and don't like layering too much, gets to be a PITA to suit up. For me:

Feet - remove my boot insoles for winter and just use a heavyweight pair of socks...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 08-21-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 22,313
Views: 4,406,375
Posted By Snapper
Triumph Tiger 800

LOL... You can actually hear now - that's your "problem." (And mine is an obvious inability to detect sarcasm :))

The humming sounds like electrical feedback into your audio system - I get the...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,651
Posted By Snapper
Wet crotch in a Roadcrafter

I'm seriously thinking about velcro'ing a bandana-sized waterproof "loin cloth" to the waistband of my 2 pc. pants that I could partially sit on to protect my crotch. I actually have some scrap...
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